Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm EST
obama invoked new jersey, the state of governor chris christie, who may be a republican candidate for president in 2016. this is a difficult goal to accomplish because many republicans, even though the president disputes this argument, make the ar umeguments is going to cost jobs. i know our next guest will make that ar ument as well. >> lawmakers nearing a deal on the budget. we know today being the 4th, the 13th being the deadline, does it look like we're going to have an agreement? >> it does. modest agreement, two years, $90 billion, raising the budget caps about $45 billion of ee quester relief for defense department, 45% for domestic programs. does not decrease the deficit. offset by additional revenue and budget cuts. they would not be tax increases and not cuts to medicare and social security or agriculture program but much more mundane things like fees and asset sales and cushing federal retirement, all ways in which the congress hopes it can avoid a shutdown in january and get us back into more stable budgeting environment. >> when is a fee a fee and a tax a tax. john ha
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm EST
. president may be pushing new and improved obama care website. once it works, technically, will it be popular and successful policy? >> let's talk with robert wolf sits on president's export councils. he just discussed the affordable care act with the president yesterday. i mean, we all know, it has been a very rough road to begin with for the aca. what can be done to turn the public opinion about it when you have all these technical glitches to begin with? >> no question the technical glitches have made it difficult since the inception. this is 20% of the economy health care. it's not going to happen overnight. for me who's not a health care specialist, i look at three or four things that make it critically important. 3 to 4 million people uninsured, will be insured. the 100 plus people that get preventive care that don't have it and the 125 million plus people that have preconditions that will now have to not worry they won't get insurance. those are the things most important to me that is not someone worrying about the day to day website. not that it's not a problem.